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Edward M. Kennedy : an oral history / Barbara A. Perry.

Author/Creator:
Perry, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann), 1956- compiler.
Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series:
Oxford oral history series.
Oxford oral history series
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 534 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 -- Interviews.
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 -- Friends and associates -- Interviews.
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Interviews.
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Legislators -- United States -- Interviews.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Oral history.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory.
Friendship.
Legislators.
Oral history.
Politics and government.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Interviews.
Summary:
"For Kennedy devotees, as well as readers unfamiliar with the "lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy's unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values, achieving legislative compromises across the partisan divide. What distinguishes Edward Kennedy: An Oral History is the nuanced detail that emerges from the senator's never-before published, complete descriptions of his life and work, placed alongside the observations of his friends, family, and associates. The senator's twenty released interviews reveal, in his own voice, the stories of Kennedy triumph and tragedy from the Oval Office to the waters of Chappaquiddick. Spanning the presidencies of JFK to Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy was an iconic player in American political life, the youngest sibling of America's most powerful dynasty; he candidly addresses this role: his legislative accomplishments and failures, his unsuccessful run for the White House, his impact on the Supreme Court, his observations on Washington gridlock, and his personal faults. The interviews and introductions to them create an unsurpassed and illuminating volume. Gathered as part of the massive Edward Kennedy Oral History Project, conducted by the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the senator's interviews allow readers to see how oral history can evolve over a three-year period, drawing out additional details as the interviewee becomes increasingly comfortable with the process and the interviewer. Yet, given the Kennedys' well-known penchant for image creation, what the senator doesn't say or how he says what he chooses to include, is often more revealing than a simple declarative statement."-- Provided by publisher.
"Based on a comprehensive oral history project on the "Lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy's unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note:
Preface
Editorial Note
Chapter 1: Growing up Kennedy: Lessons from a Political Dynasty
Chapter 2: The Making of a President: Campaigning for JFK and a Brother in the White House
Chapter 3: Joining the Family Business: Teddy Goes to the Senate
Chapter 4: Striving for Equality: Civil Rights-The Work Begins
Chapter 5: Striving for Equality: Civil Rights-The Cause Continues
Chapter 6: Transforming from Hawk to Dove: The Vietnam Dilemma
Chapter 7: Trying to Restore Camelot: Bobby's 1968 Presidential Campaign and Its Aftermath
Chapter 8: Challenging a President: The Quest for the 1980 Nomination
Chapter 9: Shaping the Supreme Court: Judicial Appointment Battles
Chapter 10: Holding on to a Senate Seat: The 1994 Campaign Struggle
Chapter 11: Pursuing Peace: Kennedy's Irish-Catholic Roots and Northern Ireland
Chapter 12: Creating a Melting Pot: Immigration
Chapter 13: Escaping a Quagmire: The Iraq War
Chapter 14: Fighting for Universal Health Care: The Dream of a Lifetime
Chapter 15: Coming Home to Port: Summaries of a Historic Life
Epilogue: Observations on Oral History
Appendix: List of Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project Interviews
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009, interviewee.
Other format:
Online version: Perry, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann), 1956- compiler. Edward M. Kennedy.
ISBN:
9780190644840
0190644842
OCLC:
1028780994
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